High Street, Claygate, Surrey
New 3 bedroom house

An existing vehicle repair workshop, in Claygate village, Surrey. Award-winning HUB architects designed a three bedroom house. LongView Planning supported the pre-application process, then submitted a Prior Approval application for change of use from vehicle repair workshop (B1(c)) to residential (C3) use which was granted in August 2018. A full Planning Application for the demolition of the existing buildings and construction of a new 3 bed home was then submitted by LongView Planning.

Planning permission was granted by Elmbridge Council Planning Committee in January 2019.

The property is designed with a traditional cat slide roof and gable end to reflect the character of the area, combined with contemporary form, fenestration detailing and materiality, with grey bricks and dark stained timber cladding. The property will provide 3 bedrooms with a large kitchen/diner/living area opening onto a terrace and gardens.

Kenlor Road, Tooting, South London
New 1 bed studio unit

An existing vehicle repair garage, just off Tooting High Street. In 2017, the landowner initially received a refusal for planning permission for a 1 bed house. In 2018, LongView were instructed as Planning Consultants and undertook a pre-application with Wandsworth Council. Working with a new architect, the design evolved. 

In November 2018, planning permission was granted by Wandsworth Council for the replacement of the existing garage with a 1 bed studio.

The property will be constructed from Larch timber cladding, grey zinc and modern brickwork. The rooms will be arranged around a large internal courtyard and will provide a compact, but well-designed and light-filled new home.

Lindrop Street, Fulham, West London

New 1 bed studio unit

A former residential garage and then vintage clothing storage unit (B8 use). LongView Planning first submitted a full Planning Application to Hammersmith & Fulham Council for external alterations to include new doors and windows, which was approved in September 2018. 

A Prior Approval application for change of use from storage (B8) use to residential (C3) use to allow the conversion into a 1 bed unit was then approved by the Council in April 2019.

Fitzrovia, Westminster
Townhouse roof extension

A Feasibility Report was commissioned by the client to understand the opportunities and constraints for adding a roof extension to a top floor flat within a Victorian townhouse in Fitzrovia. The report set out the site context, the Council's roof alterations policy and provided advice with regard the constraints and chances of a successful planning application. 

A Pre-application was submitted to Westminster City Council in February 2019, and a full Planning Application after this, in June 2019.

Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea
External alterations to townhouse

Retrospective planning permission was required for external alterations that had been undertaken to the rear of this townhouse, which included the installation of an air con unit. The property was in a Conservation Area and in close proximity to a Grade II* listed terrace. 

A Pre-application with the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council was undertaken to understand what may be acceptable and to try and seek solutions to the existing alterations. 

It was agreed that re-siting the air con unit and building the parapet wall up would help to screen the unit from public views and reduce its impact on the appearance of the street scene and Conservation Area.

A Planning Application for the alterations was subsequently submitted to the Council, and planning permission was granted in February 2020.

Kenneth Road, Romford, Essex

Residential renovation & extension 

The clients brief was to renovate the property and add a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension to create additional living accommodation for this family home, including an open plan kitchen/diner/family room and two extra bedrooms at first floor level. 

A householder application was submitted to Barking & Dagenham Council by Longview Planning in May 2019, and was approved in July 2019.

Highgate, North London

Sub-division to 2 flats

A full Planning Application to sub-divide a large 1 bedroom flat into 2 x 1 bed studio units. Each studio would have a bedroom and living area, and separate kitchen and shower room. A Planning Statement was produced by LongView Planning covering matters including benefits of provision of additional housing, quality of residential accommodation for future occupants, car and cycle parking and refuse/recycling storage. 

A Planning Application was submitted to Haringey Council in February 2020.

Lonsdale Mews, Croydon, South London
New block of flats and 3 mews houses

An existing detached 3 bed property with long rear garden. Variant Office Architects designed a scheme of two flats and three separate mews houses on this backland site. LongView Planning provided a Planning Statement to accompany the full Planning Application. 

The application was approved by Croydon Council Planning Committee in June 2020.

The angled layout of the mews houses was driven by the constrained site and the need to avoid overlooking of neighbouring properties. The scheme provides generous and well-designed living accommodation, each with its own private amenity space and a communal play space & gardens. The architectural detailing and materiality will be of the highest quality and include coloured and feature brickwork, deep window reveals and perforated brick screens.

Ilford High Road, East London

Change of use from HMO to Hotel

A change of use Planning Application to convert the existing large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to short-term letting rooms (C1 use). There would be a reception for check-in and check-out, a shared kitchen and eating area, and each room would have its own en-suite shower room and some with balconies. 

LongView Planning Consultancy prepared a Planning Statement which considered matters such as the benefits of visitor accommodation, the amenity of future visitors and neighbours, car and cycle parking and waste and servicing.

Planning permission was granted by Redbridge Council in February 2020.

Chichester Train Station, Sussex
Pizza Vending Machine installation

A revolutionary futuristic robotic pizza machine! The client Pizza Rebellion is expanding across the UK providing take-away hand-made pizzas cooked and served from robotic vending machines in key transport hubs and educational campuses.  The company has been featured on The One Show and several regional and national newspapers.

LongView Planning prepared and submitted a Planning Application to Chichester District Council and secured planning permission in November 2021.

The Grange Mews, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Appeal Win

Warwickshire District refused planning permission for brown coloured UVPC framed windows and doors to a mews property within a conservation area. The property owners then instructed LongView Planning to submit an appeal on their behalf to the national Planning Inspectorate to consider the Council's decision.

The appeal statement set out the arguments and case law in support of the proposal. This included that UVPC framing was characteristic of the building itself and other nearby buildings in the surrounding area, the limited visibility of the new frames, the colour, high quality material and matching profile and design of the fenestration. 

The Planning Inspectorate allowed the appeal and planning permission was granted.